in medicare d social security? >> democrats, sucked it up. but the entitlements on the table, make sure at the end of the day that these are programs that serve the public. >> dick durbin, a democratic senate whip. all sounds so reasonable, nina? why cannot get it done? >> i don't know why. i do know why. if you look at the polling data, the american public wants no changes in social security, medicare medicaid bridge at the democrats, -- medicare, medicaid. at the democrats having desires of winning back house, don't want to go there. the republicans have a flag of new members and elected on a pledge of no new taxes. nobody is dealing with the reality. anybody on this panel, two of us could make a deal, but they cannot. >> why can they not, charles?